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Certified Professional Medical Coder

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This intensive AAPC course will teach principles of medical coding related to the three main codebooks: CPT, ICD-10-CM Code Set and HCPCS. This course is for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding for a physician's office. A foundation in medical terminology and anatomy will be taught online with modules that are 40 hours each. Access to online modules will be given on July 13, 2020. 80 hours of classroom instruction will be provided on coding by a certified AAPC instructor. Classroom sessions begin on August 24, 2020. Books, AAPC student membership, the CPC Certification Exam, and an AAPC Practicum are included in this course.  The Practicum is comprised of 600 medical records to be coded, which allows an individual to complete the equivalent of 1-year professional coding experience. Successful completion of the practicum allows the student to enter the workforce as a credentialed CPC, without having an apprentice designation as typically required before work experience obtained. High school or equivalent degree required.

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Class Details

76 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Mon, Thu.  

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Brenda Helmuth  2.Laura Rogers 

CEUs : 18.8

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Please read:  The online modules - Anatomy and Medical Terminology will be started on July 13, 2020, and are due to be completed by August 27, 2020. Please note this is an intensive short term career certificate designed for students to enter the workforce at a fast pace. Books and online access codes will be provided the first day of class. The AAPC CPC Certification Exam will be held at Hawkeye Community College on Saturday, December 19, 2020. The certification exam may be re-taken one time if not passed on the first attempt. A practice exam will be provided. The student will meet in the classroom on July 13, 2020, to get access to online work.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, July 9, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 09/07/2020, 11/26/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/13/2020 - 8/27/2020 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Brenda Helmuth 
8/24/2020 - 12/10/2020 Weekly - Mon, Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Waterloo, Main Campus - Buchanan Hall  Map, Room: 127 Laura Rogers